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Artist leaves mark at New York City's Whitney Museum

Jul. 14, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — After a journey nearly 20 years in the making, former Pineville graffiti artist Pat Phillips' work will be on display in the Whitney Biennal 2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. "My mom thought it would be a good idea if I maybe started painting on canvas,"...

California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

Jul. 12, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and cast members from the reality TV show "Jersey Shore." Others recognize Hardy as...

Gallery in central Mexico displays a trove of folk art

Jul. 10, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

ATOTONILCO, Mexico (AP) — It's been said that if you're not an artist when you first visit San Miguel de Allende, you'll certainly be one by the time you leave. Similarly, if you step into Mayer Shacter's Galeria Atotonilco as a novice, you'll walk out an appreciator of fine Mexican folk art. Shacter, a...

Famous paintings coming to Utah art museum this fall

Jul. 9, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four famous paintings will be showcased in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts beginning this fall. The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced Monday that Utah is one of five states in the West selected to host works from American painter Georgia O'Keeffe and others as part of a new...

Oxford artist loves painting, but passionate about teaching

Jul. 7, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Throughout childhood in her native Vicksburg, Nancy Andrews Mitchell was a crafty kid. While her mom crocheted, Mitchell embroidered. "We'd sit in front of the TV and sew," she said. When she was 4 or 5, Mitchell began drawing "lady whales" whenever she had time on her young hands. "My...

Riot police clear away protesters from Hong Kong legislature

Jul. 1, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The three-hour occupation,...

Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis to Italy

Jun. 29, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German says it will return to Italy a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum that was stolen by Nazi troops during World War II. The government said in a statement Saturday that Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero will travel to Florence soon to hand the...

Missing treasure: Delacroix canvas rediscovered, now on sale

Jun. 27, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's been hanging on people's walls for almost 170 years without drawing much attention, but a painting showing a group of women has turned out to be more than meets the eye. The most recent owner of the picture, a Parisian woman, has found out that what she has is a long-forgotten painting by...

Wyoming capitol building renovation reveals hidden paintings

Jun. 25, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Workers have discovered oil paintings hidden on six vault doors in the Wyoming Capitol Building. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the discovery of the art works uncovered during renovations in late May were announced Tuesday. Officials say EverGreene Architectural Arts workers removed...

Daughter uses road construction career in her art

Jun. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Some family traits are said to skip a generation. Other times, it's purely "like father, like daughter." That's the case with Ron Sullivan, who gave his daughter, Rabecca Signoriello, a literal life on the road that she continues today. Like her father, who did road construction for...